“We must take back our country. Erase the maximum tax on SS. Raise the capital gains tax back to 50% (trickle down does not work). Cut the military industrial complex by 50%. Balance the Federal Budget. Raise the SS and Medicare tax rates.”
“Will it reduce deficits or not? When the Affordable Care Act passed in March 2010, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office estimated that it would reduce deficits by more than $100 billion in the first decade, and by considerably more in the second decade -- by half a percent of economic growth. A half percent of GDP over a decade could mean reducing deficits by more than $1 trillion.”
“There are so many things wrong with your post "horde". "The definition of disclude is 'to disclose, make known'. Exclude was probably what you meant to say.
I was a finance director of a city. A business license does not guarantee that you will get service. To shield cities from lawsuits, they have you go through regulatory procedures, such as a fire inspection, food inspection, planning and zoning, building inspection, etc., before they issue the business license. That tax is sometimes a flat rate, sometimes based on the number of employees.”
a horde of rand on Dec 7, 2013 at 14:35:50
“You still haven't properly answered the questions. How does any of that circus of hoop jumping allow a place to disclude a business from serving a group of individuals? That's right; disclude. Read the full definition of something next time, not just the first entry.
Definition two and an example, copied and pasted.
To exclude, not include; to remove from inclusion.
Please disclude me from further discussions on this topic.”
“Well, that was what I was told by a politician, so it must be true. She said that "85% of us are already covered by our employer's existing plans". So, that means that the insurance companies had to cancel their fraud laced plans. Now their mouthpieces in the party of NO are refusing to implement it and disregarding the lives of americans who need coverage.”
“The intention of ACA was that each state increase Medicad, paid by the federal government, to cover 40M Americans who are not covered by health insurance due to Insurance Company frauds. They purposely sell policies to make money for which they will never pay a dime in benefits and then complain through their bought mouthpieces of the party of No that a few unqualified policies have to be found non-compliant. Meanwhile 85% of americans are convered by existing and compliant policies. Republican legislatures, at the urging of the Party of No, refused to implement and now, miraculously, those Republican states are complaing because they would not cooperate with the ACA law. Then the party of No fails to remember the massive good this law accomplies, including REDUCING the federal budget for years to come and reducing presurre on expensive ER visits”
Paula Goodwin Gibbons on Dec 7, 2013 at 10:03:38
“Thank-you! I keep saying that the ones who are complaining the most are the ones in states that had their governors "opt out". It's not a surprise that they are coming up empty or with problems.”
PlayDay on Dec 7, 2013 at 09:35:10
DeakinJones on Dec 7, 2013 at 08:56:39
The Government Accountability Office reports that Obamacare will increase the deficit by $6.2 trillion.”
allensmusic on Dec 7, 2013 at 08:50:31
“I expect that you are wrong about 85% of Americans being covered. Greed makes that an impossible stat.”
paulm39083 on Dec 7, 2013 at 08:38:14
“news flash.. it will NOT reduce the deficit.. CBO concluded this was misinterpreted.. that there was " double " counting by the dems.. .. ER visits will increase as the number of Doctors who will be involved will decrease.. as is happening now.. waiting lines will be a norm and those who cannot wait will go to the ER... costs for premiums are skyrocketing.. deductibles are now through the roof.. you can't keep your doctor.. treatment for the elderly will be curtailed by the cost panel.. are these the Massive good parts that of the ACA that you are talking about.. when you find out what is really going on... then and only then will you " get it " .. you won't like it but at least you won't be making these kinds of foolish comments”
amntgt on Dec 7, 2013 at 08:14:19
“You throw out a lot of numbers in your post so how about throwing out some reputable(not the lefts view)links to support your post.Taking the population as a whole and using your percentages,fuzzy math at best.”
nilodsm on Dec 7, 2013 at 07:51:01
“yeah poor hospitals..........”
ok-johne on Dec 7, 2013 at 07:29:49
“A few = millions. Typical Democrat hyperbole. We have yet to see how it effects millions more that are covered by their employer. Many of those policies will have to be converted as well. many will have to increase their contributions and many employers and employees will pay more. I wont hold my breath for those savings.”
ladydem on Dec 7, 2013 at 06:38:12
“The party of no doesn't care about the good of those who need Medicaid. It has become painfully obvious they have no idea or care very little about how to lower the deficit, reduce the federal budget, or provide any good for the poor who are working or those who aren't.”
Ken Maunder on Dec 7, 2013 at 04:53:57
“...On expensive ER visits that usually do little to nothing to make people healthy, only stabilize them so they can come back later when symptoms get worse again.
These people are then chased by creditors for years, garnishing their wages and making any future credit hopeless, forcing them into bankruptcy or an underground economy such as dealing drugs.”
“So if you apply for a job in Colorado and check the box that asks if you have a felony, you will not get the job. No, we're not there yet. Discrimination is alive and well in our society.”
tever on Dec 7, 2013 at 10:56:37
“Of course discrimination is alive and well -- hence the need for the laws. Not sure where you're going equating committing a felony to being LGBT... not the same thing.”
ThinkTwiceWriteOnce on Dec 7, 2013 at 05:38:57
“Some courts have held that to discriminate on the basis of a felony must be rational......if the person was convicted for embezzlement then you can refuse to hire him as an accountant, but not as you janitor unless your janitor has some fiduciary responsibility with the company.”
“This violates common law and will be overturned. If a business posts a sign that says "We reserve the right to refuse service" the business has that right. Courts and cities have held that a business license is a tax on doing business, not a contract and certainly no rights are afforded. Lets say you have a travel service and you take money from customers, unless there is a regulatory agency, your only recourse is through the court system. This is how the Masters Golf Club in Georgia was able to exclude women for decades. Board members were struck where it hurts and finally allowed women members, but not because of a court decision.”
grandmablue on Dec 7, 2013 at 16:49:58
“You don't understand the issue at all. A business has the right to refuse service to an individual who's drunk or disorderly or combative, or who isn't dressed appropriately (because of health laws).
But a business doesn't have a right to discriminate against a whole class of people.
As for a golf club, that's why it's a private club. They establish themselves as a private club for the purpose of being able to discriminate against women, blacks, Jews, or any other class of people they dislike.”
swimbiker on Dec 7, 2013 at 12:16:07
“Michael, where your logic went wrong is that there is a difference between a business refusing service to somebody for not wearing shoes or cursing or not wearing a shirt. What this company was doing was trying to discriminate against groups of people, not on individuals based on their actions.”
Tom Anderson Michigan on Dec 7, 2013 at 12:04:49
“You don't understand the issue. This has nothing to do with "common law" It has everything to do with our laws. A business cannot discriminate against customers, it's against our laws.”
Komrade Killjoy on Dec 7, 2013 at 10:22:05
“Masters Golf Course is a private club with members. It's not the same.”
emelyechaucer on Dec 7, 2013 at 09:22:25
“You might want to do a bit of research on the law and the history of discrimination in this country. This ruling does not violate common law and will not be overturned. Businesses do not have the right under the law to discriminate based on their personal belief system....they already tried this with our African American citizens and the law stopped them from practicing their bigotry in the corporate sphere.”
joemondo on Dec 7, 2013 at 08:59:55
Anti discrimination laws have been on the books for decades. No sign that you post gives you the right to break the law.”
a horde of rand on Dec 7, 2013 at 08:36:32
“You can post as many signs as you want, that doesn't disclude you from the law. ...and this doesn't violate common law in any way and is not likely to be overturned. In fact, the state of Colorado has protections for groups such as the LGBT community. If you have a storefront, you serve the public. The rest of your argument is a little scattered. I think you should read up on business models. How is a business license a tax on doing business? How does that apply to afforded rights? What sort of "regulatory agency" operates outside of the court system? You were using a lot of very disjointed ideas and words. It really only shows your lack of knowledge in how private/public businesses work and the laws that they must work under.”
EvasDaddy on Dec 7, 2013 at 08:28:54
“You're missing an important component of "service refusal" signs.
There has to be a valid (and legal) reason for the sign. Can't just turn people away because you feel like it.
Your example of the golf club proves the point. It may have taken awhile to defeat the rich snobs, but that was just money clogging the wheels of justice, as usual.”
pal3803 on Dec 7, 2013 at 08:07:41
“It will not be overturned, as it is simply bigotry under the guise of "christian values".
As Ghandi said..."I like your Christ, I do not like your christians, they are so unlike your Christ"...”
Jay See on Dec 7, 2013 at 07:36:47
“if there are human rights laws in Colorado protecting sexual orientation it will not be overturned.”
mftinvermont on Dec 7, 2013 at 06:11:44
“Your logic is nonsense.
So it's okay to not serve bIack people?”
Nclghtning on Dec 7, 2013 at 06:01:00
“wrong law (common) terrible and wrong analogy (public vs private)”
Nclghtning on Dec 7, 2013 at 05:58:43
“wrong... Not only has the Supreme Court said you are wrong, even a cursory reading of the civil rights act shows you are wrong as well.
That being said, you think common law is controlling in this case? You also think the rules or exceptions that apply to a private organization regarding admittance also applies to a company the holds itself out to the public? You think a posted sign is enough? This stuff is so obvious it is barely covered in law school. They figure you'd learn this in high school or through the application of common sense.”
ThinkTwiceWriteOnce on Dec 7, 2013 at 05:34:48
“The Masters is able to do that because they are not a public accommodation, but a private club.”
No Drama Me on Dec 7, 2013 at 03:01:21
“No, the Masters Golf Club is Ga in a private club. They do business with people who are invited to join. What you suggest is any busy doing business with the public has the right to discriminate however they choose. They can refuse to serve prod of color, or old people or going people or whatever their bias is. And we all know that bird won't fly on this day and age.”
Mark S Raymond on Dec 7, 2013 at 02:54:37
“You might want to learn about public accommodations and private clubs before pontificating.”
tever on Dec 7, 2013 at 02:32:39
“No, it won't be overturned. Where anti-discrimination laws are in place, you don't just get to post a sign ala, "no coloreds".”
“When we were little, we were taught that there are theories and facts. The older we get, we figure out that there are hardly any facts, just a lot of theories. The world has a changing climate, some theorize it was caused by humans, others theorize it is a natural evloution of the climate and man has little effect. In this case, we have extracted oil for 60 years using a fracking method and theorize that changing it to a broader scale undergound will have no effect. Others theorize it will ruin ground water and poison the land.
In theory, federal law supercedes state law and state law supercedes local laws. However, we have a groups that want local law, for example, MJ, to supercede Federal Law because of a local or state election. One theory is that weed has medicinal purposes, another theory is that it harms the brain permanently, and finally another theory is that the effects pass with time, if not overused.
As a private citizen, he is entitiled to his opinion, and to sue COGA, however he should not be presenting his opinion as federal legislator. The courts will eventually have to decide this issue, not the legislative branch of government.”
lglasst1964 on Dec 6, 2013 at 06:08:44
“Last I checked, there was no Federal Law that say gas and/or oil companies can frack anywhere they, that is left up to the State and the local government to decide. And exactly why shouldn't he present his opinon as a federal legislator, he simply stated that the several local communities banned fracking for 5 years and when they did, by a vote of the people, the gas/oil companies sued them - last I checked those are facts not opinions. I would have to actually see the lawsuits, but am wondering what the suits are against, what they outsoen the other side so should have won the vote? This came up because while it is legal to frack, it is up to the State and Local Government to say where they can frack. They lost, big big boys and pull up your skirt and take the punch that was delivered.”
“Not really, that is a direct quote from Mitt Romney.The republicans continue to prove that they have absolutely no idea how to govern.
The last time they tried we had 9/11, two unpaid for wars, unpaid for tax cuts for
the rich in the middle of the 2 unpaid for wars, and then the finale with the
economy crashing, TARP, and bank bailouts.”
“No, Denver Police have union rules. If what you said were true, they would have two officers (notice correct spelling) in a car and save money. They are so fat in Denver that they cannot waddle fast enough to catch any thieves.”
Tiredofallthecrap on Dec 2, 2013 at 18:10:22
“All major city cops are union, some rural are too. No they have one cop in each car to cover more area. That's why it takes a few minutes til the second arrives. You obviously have a problem with the Denver police department. Apparently it is with a select few, I can almost gurantee that the whole police force is as you described, and really it wouldn't matter. If they do their job to protect and serve, what does it matter how much they weigh. Whatever you problem is, move out of Denver if you don't like it, run for commisioner, find someone who cares about your personal problems with the Denver PD.”
“I had this exact same surgery 12 years ago. I had a bicuspid aortic valve and 10 centimeter stent implanted. I was in ICU for 4 days and in a hospital room for 5 more days. I think it was a month before I could walk without a cane, I was so weak. Coach Fox is in great hands, but I would encourage him to take it slow.”
“No, it is actually a surprising that they even showed up. It takes the unionized police force of Denver 45 minutes to show up to a 911 call. They get paid double time on holidays, so they have no incentive to get off their fat a--es. If they do pull someone over for a "traffic violation" there are always at least 2-4 cop cars at every "stop". It is a public rip off.”
Tiredofallthecrap on Dec 1, 2013 at 08:26:01
“Just to elaborate, they use the second cop on "pull overs" as a safety. Since some people in todays society feel they need to act out some section of a movie they saw. A lot of departments use this, people usually think twice about trying to get away if the are 2 oficers at the scene.”
“Here is another angle to this story. All Pizza Huts in CO are owned by Corporate. They are open on Thanksgiving and Christmas and have been for years. Because of Obamacare, all employees (like Papa Johns) except crew chiefs and the manager (who is salaried), are limited to 29 hours and are not paid any benefits.”
redheaded stranger on Dec 2, 2013 at 14:10:15
“Sounds like someone's still ticked off that Obama won...”
calicopenn on Dec 2, 2013 at 13:40:14
“You actually believe the Papa Johns corporate "Obamacare" excuse for screwing their employees? Say, you might be interested in buying shares in a bridge I have for sale”
“Really, those corporations that dont pay taxes? The NFL owners, who are tax exempt?
The corporations that transfer money overseas to avoid paying US taxes, like Mitt Romney, who pays 15% on capital gains?”
Dennis Lee on Nov 30, 2013 at 15:33:17
“Did you know employees pay 40% in taxes? Self employed pay 60% in taxes? Business pay 20% because they hire people? Investment by reinvest into the business of hiring pay 0% taxes??”
“Not Pizza Hut. They employ workers, at minimum wage, by the hour, maximum of 29 because of laws on full timers, and do not pay any benefits. If your schedule is to work Thanksgiving and you do not show up, there are 100 standing outside to take your job.”
“The PH franchisee near us was open, but lost money.
Unfortunately people should be complaining more about government unions like police and fire that get double time to triple time for working on the holiday. Believe it or not, at one time almost every store was closed EVERY Sunday and not because it was against the law in some states. Then came the 1%ers and corporations and Republicans.”
Dennis Lee on Nov 29, 2013 at 01:13:21
“Blame the Big corrupt Banks and not the entrepreneurs!!! They crash the economy and make the people to work harder to make it up 24/7!!!”
No Drama Me on Nov 29, 2013 at 00:40:40
“Working on a holiday is a premium and safety workers should be paid a premium to do the work. Otherwise you are liable to end up with a situation of not enough employees coming to work because there is no incentive.”
Seattlewkr on Nov 29, 2013 at 00:31:12
“Yep, the big problem is the fact that businesses and corporations actually have to pay their employees, right?